Southwest Quinoa Salad

This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It’s super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party.

Fun facts about this salad:

  1. The olive oil is a (more…)

Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl

The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing…cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I’m not sure my waist line would like it. That’s one reason why I created this recipe..it’s healthy and (more…)

Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken

It’s tempting to leave work and order take-out from your favorite restaurant after a long day. Who doesn’t love having dinner ready right when they get home with very little prep?? Although it does minimize time required to prepare, take-out doesn’t always cater to the needs of the health conscious. That’s (more…)

Quinoa- health benefits 101 plus recipe for tex mex quinoa bake

What is Quinoa? Health benefits 101

quinoa overview
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it:
· Quinoa is a plant protein source
Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides (more…)

Light & Easy Cheesecake Parfaits

Enjoy this recipe for healthy cheesecake parfaits! These parfaits taste very similar to cheesecake. They use a low fat cream cheese and greek yogurt, so they have less fat and calories than normal cheesecake. Enjoy as an afternoon snack or dessert!

[recipe title=”Healthy Cheese Cake Parfaits” servings=”4″ time=”1 hour and 30 minutes” (more…)

Are Protein Bars Good For You?

 

     Protein bars are commonly used as an easy snack, meal replacement or post workout snack. They are sold virtually everywhere—the gym, gas station and health foods stores. And since they have the word ‘protein’ in them, they have to be healthy, right?? Sure, some protein bars are healthier than (more…)

The Truth About Fad Diets

 

“Lose 20 pounds in 5 days!”  “Drop 4 dress sizes instantly!” “Burn Belly Fat Fast!” “The secret to rapid weight loss!”  

These are just a few famous weight loss claims. We’ve all heard them–whether it’s on a TV advertisement, magazine cover or radio ad. These claims all sound great—almost too great to (more…)

Protect your health!

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants–disease fighting agents that will help protect your health!

Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (more…)

The #1 Reason Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Stuck in a run? Can’t break through you’re weight loss plateau? Here’s the #1 reason why you can’t lose weight:

There’s 24 hours in a day. Exercise is usually only 1 hour out of the day for the average person. It’s easy to hit the gym, dominate your workout and feel great (more…)

Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners

IMG-3223Make weeknight dinners less stressful

Cooking on the weeknights creates a challenge for many. Between work, children’s schedules, meetings and events, dinner is often one more chore we don’t always have time for. It can be tempting to pop a frozen dinner in the microwave and call it a meal. However, these (more…)